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About Roger Ebert and Hip Hop (…again)

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Noé Cugny

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In light of one of the major news stories around the internet these last few days, the death of film critic and public intelectual Roger Ebert, here is a short video found on Reddit of Ebert talking before Congress about Hollywood, the music industry and their supposedly violent influence.

The journalist discusses the misconception of the use of violence in movies, music and the media, a very commonly adressed debate in the last decade. In his argumentation, Ebert reaches the topic of rap music and hip hop. He explains that the general misconception of hip hop by large audiences is comparable to how movies are attacked for the wrong reasons. This is a good example of a notorious intelectual defending the message that is conveyed through Hip hop in an articulate way, an important stand for the movement and a discourse that is generally not heard enough by the…

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Written by Noé Cugny

April 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

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